See the tree, how big it's grown
But, friend, it hasn't been too long it wasn't big
I laughed at her and she got mad
The first day that she planted it, 't was just a twig (fine)
Then the first snow came
And she ran out to brush the snow away so it wouldn't die
Came running in, all excited
Slipped and almost hurt herself and I laughed till I cried.
She was always young at heart,
kind'a dumb and kind'a smart, and I loved her so
And I surprised her with a puppy
Kept me up all Christmas Eve, two years ago.
And it would sure embarrass her,
when I came in from working late, 'cause I would know
that she'd been sitting there and crying
over some sad and silly late night show.
And honey, I miss you, and I'm being good
And I'd love to be with you, if only I could.
She wrecked the car and she was sad
and so afraid that I'd be mad - but what the heck?
Though I pretended hard to be,
guess you could say she saw through me and hugged my neck.
I came home unexpectedly
and caught her crying needlessly in the middle of the day
And it was in the early spring
when flowers bloom and robins sing, she went away.
One day while I was not at home,
while she was there and all alone the angels came
Now all I have is memories
of Honey, and I wake up nights and call her name.
Now my life's an empty stage
where Honey lived and Honey played, and love grew up
And a small cloud passes overhead
and cries down on the flower bed that Honey loved.
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